The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is thrilled to announce Josh Lee, FPF Asia Pacific’s new managing director. Lee is deeply passionate about the issues at the intersection of law, policy, and technology, and is a changemaker in the spheres of the law of tech, and the tech of law.
As a legal architect that hopes to re-shape relationships disrupted by technology, Josh will lead a team furthering FPF’s mission of advancing data protection best practices and the trusted development and use of emerging technologies in the region.
Learn more about Josh in the Q&A below.
Tell us about yourself. How did you come to be at FPF as the new Managing Director of our Asia-Pacific office?
It all happened rather serendipitously. While pursuing my postgraduate law degree at Berkeley, I was asked to be interviewed for an article by the Singapore Global Network (a global networking community for Singaporeans set up by Singapore’s Economic Development Board). It wasn’t anything fancy–they had just wanted to feature Singaporeans in the Bay Area. After sharing the article on LinkedIn, Dr. Clarisse Girot (whom I had previously worked with while in the Singapore Government) reached out and put me in touch with FPF CEO Jules Polonetsky; after our conversation, Jules said, “actually, we’re looking to have you in as someone more senior.”
The next thing I knew, I was connected to senior members of the team in FPF, and FPF offered me this role–which I was delighted but also